Monday Memos // 12

Listening:

"You and Me." Penny & the Quarters. 

This song was playing at the end of the most recent episode of "Casual." I have listened to it at least one hundred times since. 

According to Wikipedia, "Penny & The Quarters are a "lost" soul band which came to prominence in 2010 after an unreleased demo of their song "You And Me" was used in the film "Blue Valentine." 

The songs were recorded some time between 1970 and 1975 at either Harmonic Sounds Studio or at the home of studio co-owner Clem Price in Columbus. Relegated to storage, the songs were discovered after Price's death in 2006... One of the songs they recorded, "You And Me" was released by the Numero Group and was later heard by actor Ryan Gosling, who recommended it to the director Derek Cianfrance as the song meant to bring the two lead characters together in "Blue Valentine."

Reading:

I just got really excited to learn that Maria Semple, author of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," is coming out with a new book in October. She's an incredible writer of books you can tear right through.

The new book, "Today Will Be Different," is about "a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future."

Also, Semple's website it worth looking at. 

I always like her covers, too. (image via Little, Brown and Company)

I always like her covers, too. (image via Little, Brown and Company)

Craving:

I'm craving ice cream. Duh. What else is new? But even more so, I would love to go to the Museum of Ice Cream to fully submerge in my craving.

The Museum of Ice Cream will pop up in the heart of the Meatpacking District in New York City "with a lick-able, likeable, shareable ice cream-centric experience throughout August." Perfect for me, it is "curated by a collective of ice cream obsessed designers, artists, and friends."

Included:

  • a swimmable rainbow ‘sprinkle’ pool
  • edible balloons
  • an immersive chocolate room
  • a collaborative massive ice cream sundae
  • an ice cream sandwich swing
  • an ice cream scooper seesaw
  • a match/favorite flavor finder on a custom app in Tinder Land
  • ice cream tastings
I would have loved to study ice cream art history in art school. (image via Museum Of Ice Cream/Instagram)

I would have loved to study ice cream art history in art school. (image via Museum Of Ice Cream/Instagram)

Wearing:

Sunglasses. It's so bright in Florida and I've got to protect my light-colored eyes! So, I seem to have a pair of shades in each bag I own and a pair waiting in my car and my beau's. Half of them are cheap ($2 or free). The other half are prized pairs, where I always have a case. 

Current favorites are a pink pair I got at a shop that sells discounted wares. 

ett:twa Pink Archetype Sunglasses (image via lyst.com)

ett:twa Pink Archetype Sunglasses (image via lyst.com)

Watching:

I was counting down the months, weeks and days until July 12. AKA the return of "Difficult People" season two. That show is brilliant and hilarious. 

My friend and I have made a whole production of these Tuesday evenings. We get an extravagant dessert (or two) and watch while we eat. We laugh loudly and eat too many bites. Last week it was hummingbird cake and peach blueberry cheesecake. 

Tomorrow couldn't come sooner. I wonder what the dessert will be?

I really want to hang out with Billy and Julie. (image via wegotthiscovered.com)

I really want to hang out with Billy and Julie. (image via wegotthiscovered.com)

Wanting:

Fabulous pants. On my daily blog scrolling, I constantly come across these women with incredible pants. They look so effortless and chic. It's less about skinny and constricting, but there are still great flattering lines. 

Jesse Kamm Sailor Pant in Salt White from Two Son. Inspo: bleubird. (image via twoson.co)

Jesse Kamm Sailor Pant in Salt White from Two Son. Inspo: bleubird. (image via twoson.co)

Doen Riviera High Waisted Tie Pant. Inspo: bleubird. (via shopdoen.com)

Doen Riviera High Waisted Tie Pant. Inspo: bleubird. (via shopdoen.com)

Vintage jeans. Inspo: calivintage. (image via calivintage.com)

Vintage jeans. Inspo: calivintage. (image via calivintage.com)

Elizabeth Suzann Florence Pant. Inspo: calivintage. (image via elizabethsuzann.com)

Elizabeth Suzann Florence Pant. Inspo: calivintage. (image via elizabethsuzann.com)